Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Lakin in Mason County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

“Mark Twain” Family

 
 
“Mark Twain” Family Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 28, 2018
1. “Mark Twain” Family Marker
Inscription. Samuel and Pamela Clemens, grandparents of “Mark Twain,” settled here in 1803. Samuel was accidentally killed in 1805 at a “house-raising.” Their eldest son, John Marshall, the father of “Mark Twain,” lived here until he moved West.
 
Erected 2009 by West Virginia Archives and History.
 
Location. 38° 57.423′ N, 82° 5.249′ W. Marker is in Lakin, West Virginia, in Mason County. Marker is at the intersection of Ohio River Road (West Virginia Route 62) and State Farm Road (Local Route 8), on the right when traveling west on Ohio River Road. Touch for map. It is between State Farm Road and Tug Road. Marker is in this post office area: West Columbia WV 25287, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Grandma Gatewood (approx. 1˝ miles away in Ohio); John Hall (approx. 3.1 miles away); Fort Robinson (approx. 3.3 miles away); Rear Admiral Arthur Clark (approx. 3˝ miles away in Ohio); General James V. Hartinger (approx. 3.7 miles away in Ohio); The Ohio River / Historic Middleport
“Mark Twain” Family Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 28, 2018
2. “Mark Twain” Family Marker
(approx. 3.8 miles away in Ohio); Middleport Medal of Honor Recipients (approx. 3.8 miles away in Ohio); Major John B. Downing (approx. 3.9 miles away in Ohio).
 
Regarding “Mark Twain” Family. This was Virginia, both when they settled here and when they left. West Virginia was separated from Virginia as its own state in 1863.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia entry for John Marshall Clemens, Mark Twain’s father. (Submitted on October 14, 2018.)
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicNotable Persons
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 18, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 14, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 17 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 14, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
Paid Advertisement We are suspending Amazon.com advertising until they remove an ad for a certain book from circulation. A word in the book’s title has given rise to number of complaints. The word is inappropriate in school classroom settings.